Mithrodia bradleyi, Galapagos, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Mithrodia bradleyi, Nicaragua, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Five-armed sea star with variable red-brown colouring, lighter bands on arms, bumps over entire body and a scattering of short tentacles.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.